The preliminary injunction hearing in the studios efforts to keep in place the ban on RealNetwork's "RealDVD" ripping software got under way in San Francisco today before Judge Marilyn Hall Patel -- the same judge who shut down Napster almost a decade ago. Good summaries from the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
For those who prefer to listen rather than read all about it, earlier today I discussed the case on "The Conversation" on Seattle's NPR affiliate KUOW; my pro-DRM arguments are followed by a rebuttal from EFF's Fred von Lohmann. The audio is available here (including through RealAudio).
My earlier coverage is here. Many of the important documents have been collected by EFF here. The hearing is expected to continue through the middle of next week.